Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy After an Upper and Lower Endoscopy

A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Ashruta Patel; Yunseok Namn; Shawn L. Shah; Ellen Scherl; David W. Wan


J Med Case Reports. 2019;13(81) 

In This Article

Abstract and Introduction


Background: Gastrointestinal endoscopies are safe and follow guidelines that emphasize patient care.

Although adverse outcomes are rare, high-risk patients may be predisposed to certain events.

Case presentation: We report a unique case of a Caucasian woman with takotsubo cardiomyopathy following an upper and lower endoscopy.

Conclusions: Our report suggests the importance of understanding possible endoscopic complications in patients who may experience stress cardiomyopathy.